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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 324--326

Peritonitis in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient by two different species of enterococci: A rare finding

HP Nepal1, B Khanal2, SK Sharma3, N Gyawali4, PK Jha2, R Paudel5 
1 Department of Microbiology, Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal
2 Department of Microbiology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
3 Department of Internal Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
4 Department of Microbiology, Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal
5 Department of Pharmacology, College of Medical Sciences, Chitwan, Nepal

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H P Nepal
Department of Microbiology, Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital, Chitwan
Nepal

Peritonitis in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient by two different species of enterococci is a rare condition. We report a case of peritonitis from which vancomycin sensitive Enterococcus faecalis and vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium were isolated. It also emphasizes the effectiveness of linezolid for the treatment of vancomycin resistant enterococcal infection.

How to cite this article:
Nepal H P, Khanal B, Sharma S K, Gyawali N, Jha P K, Paudel R. Peritonitis in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient by two different species of enterococci: A rare finding.Indian J Nephrol 2014;24:324-326

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Nepal H P, Khanal B, Sharma S K, Gyawali N, Jha P K, Paudel R. Peritonitis in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient by two different species of enterococci: A rare finding. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 17 ];24:324-326
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